Practitioner Fellows

Application deadline: May 1, 2020, for academic year 2020-2021.

CSREA invites artists, arts educators, media makers, and journalists whose work focuses on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States to apply to be a Practitioner Fellow for up to one (1) semester in academic year 2020-21. 


Fellows will be fully incorporated into the Brown University academic community and will be provided a CSREA office, use of Center meeting spaces, and access to select staff support services.  Fellows may also have the opportunity to present work-in-progress in a campus-wide public lecture or performance. Projects should focus at least in part on issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States, or U.S.-related transnational contexts. Practitioner Fellows are expected to cover their own expenses (including health benefits) for the period of time they are in residence at the Center. 

Fellowship Details:

  • Awardees receive a $20,000 stipend for a semester-long fellowship and have access to up to $5,000 each in project support funds based on a review of the proposal. Note: Shorter fellowship stays will receive an adjusted stipend. 
  • Up to two Practitioner Fellowships awarded (in residence or non-resident). 
  • - For artists, arts educators, media makers, and journalists 
  • - Applicants must have not received a CSREA Practitioner Fellowship in the past two (2) years

Applicants must complete this application form and submit the following supplementary documents to be fully considered: 

  • A cover letter discussing what the applicant hopes to achieve during the fellowship period and why being in residence at CSREA and Brown would be especially helpful in accomplishing the goals.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or résumé.
  • A sample of scholarly or creative work (maximum 35 pages).
  • A one-page research project abstract.
  • A more detailed project proposal (1,000–2,000 words). The proposal should outline the research/project that the applicant will pursue during the term of the fellowship. 
  • Two letters of recommendation endorsing the applicant and the proposed project. Referees should be instructed to send their letters electronically to [email protected]. The Center must receive all recommendation letters by the application deadline.

Applications will be reviewed by the CSREA Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty (DOF).  Other relevant faculty within or external to Brown may be consulted at the discretion of the FAB and DOF. Accepted proposals will be based on project proposal quality, viability, and potential contribution to the study of race and ethnicity in the United States and related areas. 

Awardees will be asked to provide a brief summary of their activities within one month of the end of their residency.


Applications for AY 2020-21 term due on May 1, 2020. Awardees notified in June 2020. The first convening of the selected cohort of Fellows will be in early September 2020. 

Questions? Please contact CSREA Associate Director, Stéphanie Larrieux.